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All cookies have an owner which tells you who the cookie belongs to. The owner is the domain specified in the cookie. Each domain can only read the cookie it created.
Native cookies are cookies that are associated with the host domain i.e.www.tuc.org.uk. Find out more about our native cookies
Third-party cookies are created by a Web site other than the one you are currently visiting. To support TUC activity, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on a TUC website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. The TUC does not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. Find out more about our Third-party cookies
Web browser cookies:
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
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